NGS Article Reprints

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Article reprints were done by the National Geographic Society and were popular to fill a demand for
subsequent requests for copies of interesting subjects. These were articles that were sometimes the
whole issue, sometimes one of several in an issue.  They were reprinted with only the article content and were usually bound in a paper cover style of the era. Nobody knows the full list, and everyone is happy to find a new one and add it to the list. Article reprints are usually more expensive than the original issue it was found in, whatever the date. This is due to their scarcity because fewer quantities of them were produced. In the early years they were probably done at the request of a notable person, an author or explorer in the article, for a hand out to popularize the subject. Later, they might have been done for an agency such as the National Parks Service for distribution at various locations.   

   
   

 

 

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Our Heterogeneous System of Weights and Measures-Mar. 1906. Pg. 158 - 169.  Alexander Graham Bell address to House of Representatives supporting bill to mandate use of metric system.

$145

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Aerial Locomotion-Jan. 1907. pg. 1 - 34. An address to the academy of sciences and revised by Bell for NG publication.

This is an article by Alexander Graham Bell and printed in 1907 by the Press of Judd and Detweiler, Inc., D.C. It has tan construction paper wraps, with the full title: AERIAL LOCOMOTION With a Few Notes of Progress in the Construction of an Aerodrome. Bell , formerly President of the National Geographic Society, had the article published in the January 1907 issue of the National Geographic Magazine, and ordered reprints of the article to be made that same year with its own covers for friends.

 

$155

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A Few Thoughts Concerning Eugenics-Feb. 1908. pg. 119 - 123.  Address by Alexander Graham Bell to the Amer. Breeders Assoc. (plants and animals). This concerns committee efforts to improve the human race.

 

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Discovery and Invention-June . pg. 649 - 655. Address by Alexander Graham Bell to the Friends School (D.C.) encouraging the students to rise to the future (explosion of opportunity) in scientific fields.

 

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Report of the Director for 1914- Mar 1915

 

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Who Shall Inherit Long Life?-June. pg. 505 - 514. Authored by Alexander Graham Bell as Director of the Genealogical Record Office.  Asks for data on persons surviving 90 yrs. or more of age.

 

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Trains of Today-and Tomorrow-Nov. 1936. pg. 1 - 55. By J. R. Hildebrand and is a major work on the Rail industry at it's height.  Contains NGS membership promo ad page and an Assoc. of Amer. Railroads ad.

 

$75

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The Miracle of Talking by Telephone-Oct. 1937. pg. 395 - 433. Reprinted by permission for Bell System Subscribers by A.T.&T. (first Telephone articles 3/1916 & 12/1930 may not have been reprinted).

 

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Maps for Victory-May 1942 w/Map (May 1942 North America map). pg. 666 - 690. By Gilbert Grosvenor, pres. NGS about the Society contributions to War activity on Land, Sea, and in the Air.

 

$125

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Insignia of the United States Armed Forces-June 1943. pg. 651 - 714 (ends with eight pages of Aircraft insignia patches). 991 Illustrations on 32 color pages and two articles.

 

 

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Saboteur Mosquitoes Life Story of the Mosquito- Feb. 1944. pg. 165 - 195.  Efforts to negate the negative effects of the disease carrier on the war campaigns.

 

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Classic Greece and the Aegean (A combination of articles that appeared in the March and May 1944 National Geographic Magazines.) pg. 257 - 354 & 593 - 622. The first of the articles on Greece and Rome thru 1951 that became the bulk of the book "Everyday Life in Ancient Times".

 

$145

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Infantrymen, The Fighters of War-Nov. 1944

 

 

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The Grandeur That Was Rome-Nov. 1946. pg. 545 - 633. Also contains text used in "Everyday Live in Ancient Times" (1951) and Herget art so characteristic of these publications. (see also 1944 Greece reprint).

 

$135

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Miracle Men of the Telephone Birthplace of Telephone Magic) Mar. 1947.  pg. 273 - 316. Includes historic Alexander Graham Bell photographs. This is the fourth article on Telephony (second known to be reprinted).

 

$75 in fine........    $25 in VG- 

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American Masters in the National Gallery-Sept. 1948. pg. 295 - 324.  By John Walker-Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Art. About the 200 year history of American school of Painting.

 

 

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Masterpieces on Tour-Dec. 1948. pg. 717 - 750.  Painting on loan from Germany tour the US.   Contains details of their wartime survival and prewar history. By Harry A. McBride, Administrator, National Gallery of Art.

 

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The British Way Our Search for British Paintings Apr. 1949 with Map of the British Isles. pg. 421 - 552. Works which depict the British contribution to N. American culture.  Also introduces the Society's New Map.

 

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The Vienna Treasures and Their Collectors-June 1950. pg. 737 - 776.  Austria's Art on tour in the US.   Includes War survival info and prewar history.

 

 

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Ancient Mesopotamia: A Light That did Not Fail-Jan. 1951. pg. 41 - 105.  Last of the articles that became "Everyday Life in Ancient Times".  Contains the typical Herget artwork - (see also 1944 Greece & 1946 Rome reprints).

 

$65

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American Processional: History on Canvas-Feb. 1951. pg. 173 - 212. Corcoran Gallery of Art puts assembles works which show US History for the (150 yr.) Sesquicentennial celebration.

 

 

$55

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Your National Gallery of Art After Ten Years—Jan. 1952. pg. 73 - 103. Reporting on the status and donations of Art in the Gallery.

 

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Safari through Changing Africa-Aug. 1953 and Dec. 1954 with map of N. Africa. pg. 145 - 198 and 721 - 772.   By Elsie May Bell Grosvenor, with photography by Gilbert Grosvenor on their tour of Africa.

 

 

$85 ... has spine damage from rodents in the NGS Archive.

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New Miracles of the Telephone Age-July 1954. pg. 87 - 120.  Fifth article and third known reprint of articles on Telephony. Includes info on transistors, television, and solar batteries.

 

 

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Williamsburg: Its College and Its Cinderella City-Oct. 1954. pg. 439 - 486. Shows the wealth of history in the restored colonial city and the William and Mary College.

 

 

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Saving Man’s Wildlife Heritage-Nov. 1954. pg. 581 - 620.  By John H. Baker, pres. of the Audubon Society. Reporting on 50 years of this society's preservations.

 

 

$50

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Alexander Graham Bell Museum-Aug. 1956. pg. 227 - 256.  Reports on the Canadian acquisition of major historical possessions of Dr. Bell which are in the Nova Scotia Museum.

 

$75

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Our War Memorials Abroad-June 1957. pg. 731 - 768.  By Gen. Geo. C. Marshall.

 

 

$25.... Rough

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I’m From New Jersey-Jan. 1960

 

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Exploring Tomorrow With the Space Agency-July 1960. pg. 48 - 89. Reporting on works and plans of NASA.

 

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Countdown for Space-May 1961. pg. 702 - 734.  Reports from the Mercury project era.

 

 

$25...... waterstain

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Flags of the 99 United Nations-Sept. 1961. pg. 332 - 345.  Artists renderings of the flags of UN Countries and brief descriptions.

 

 

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The Flight of Freedom 7 The Pilot’s Story- Sept. 1961. pg. 416 - 444. Report of the Mercury's first manned space flight. Shows Shepard getting award from Kennedy.

 

 

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The Kress Collection: A Gift to the Nation-Dec. 1961. pg. 822 - 865.  Reports on the donation and display of major works by chain store founder.

 

 

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Ghost From the Depths: The Warship Vasa-Jan. 1962

 

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75 Years Exploring Earth, Sea, and Sky-Jan. 1963. pg. 1 - 43.  Chronology of Adventure and Discovery thru 201 funded projects.

 

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JFK The Last Full Measure-Mar. 1964. pg. 307 - 355.  The World Pays Tribute to President John F. Kennedy.

 

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Footprints on the Moon-Mar. 1964  pg. 356 - 401.  American Mobilization to land on the moon by 1970.

 

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Four-Ocean Navy in the Nuclear Age-Feb. 1965

 

 

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United States Air Force: Power for Peace Of Planes and Men -Sept. 1965. pg. 291 - 349. Includes foldout of "modern flying arsenal" made by cold war manufacturers.

 

 

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Canadian Rockies, Lords of a Beckoning Land-Sept. 1966. pg. 352 - 393. Principal attraction is the James Stanfield photography which has become legendary. (Eye of the Beholder" - 1998)  This is his first Magazine contribution according to the 109 yrs. CD search engine.

 

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Character Marks the Coast of Maine-June 1968. pg. 798 - 843. A delightful set of snippets thru the four seasons of a beautiful and historic state.

 

$25 ......... chewed on upper left corner.

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Williamsburg: City for All Seasons-Dec. 1968. pg. 790 - 823.  Great update (see 1954 reprint description) to the restoration and colonial displays in this historic project.

 

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SKYLAB Outpost on the Frontier of Space...Tomas Canby-Oct/1974

 

 

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Aluminum, The Magic Metal-Aug. 1978. pg. 186 - 211.  From Napoleon III to NASA, this versatile metal is shown as magic and how it's made

 

 

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Our National Parks-July 1979. pg. 1 - 152.  The entire issue was devoted to Our National Parks, and the reprint is all of it done for the National Park Service.

 

 

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Jun/1987 Reprint of Entire Magazine - all content - no ad’s. pg. 689 - 836.

 

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Quietly Preserving Nature-Dec. 1988. pg. 765 - 845. Last Centennial issue with emphasis on the Environment.   Has list of Nature Conservancy Offices (which was the beneficiary of this reprint).

 

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La Ruta Maya- Oct. 1989 with Map - Land of the . pg. 423 - 479.  A cultural route thru 5 Yucatan countries sharing Mayan heritage. This copy was presented to me with signed note by Paul Tylor VP NGS (now retired).  The issue is one of the more popular modern subjects.

 

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